The M6 link road “The Bay Gateway” was officially opened by the Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire Lord Shuttleworth today 2nd March 2017. A Guard of Honour was provided by twelve Group members supported by leaders. Originally HRH Princess Alexandra had accepted an invitation to perform the opening ceremony but she had been unable to attend at the last moment owing to sustaining an accidental injury.
Former Group Scout Leader Alan Hague had facilitated the Group attending the occasion in view of Princess Alexandra having officially opened the Group’s headquarters building back in 1981. HRH had reportedly received the proposal warmly and it was unfortunate that she had been prevented from coming.
On arrival Lord Shuttleworth chatted to members and leaders and the Group was able to observe the unveiling of the plaque commemorating the occasion.
Thanks are extended to all those concerned in making this possible and to Lancaster & Morecambe College for their hospitality. The occasion will live long in the memory for the Scouts concerned.